It was my first time working with Tina, since meeting her at a conference. It was also the most money she’d ever invested in herself.

Although nervous to take that step, she managed to land a golden ticket as I like to call it. Getting paid (well) for doing a passion project. It was very inspiring for everyone in the group.

Tina’s confidence quickly grew and now there is no stopping her. I’m excited to see what she creates next!

Let’s celebrate Tina’s results! ~ Rachel



In this Two Loves Studio student success story we get to learn about Tina’s journey and how she was completely unsure of how a food photography business worked before taking Food Photography Pro.


Two Loves Studio Student Success Story - Tina Dawson

I don't have any formal education in photography nor had I ever interned with any photographers. As a self-taught photographer, I thought 'Why would anyone want to pay a hobbyist with a nifty 50?'.

Since I truly believed I had nothing to offer, I was 1. morbidly afraid of pitching and 2. when clients reached out to me, I was under quoting, going out of my way to provide extra services, because I was just plain glad that someone found my work worth noticing.

In this Two Loves Studio student success story we get to learn about Tina’s journey and how she was completely unsure of how a food photography business worked before taking Food Photography Pro.


I began to get questions from clients that I truly did not know the answers to - the first time I was asked to send over an estimate, I quoted a number that ended up costing me at the end.

When I saw an outline for the Food Photography Pro, I knew it was what I needed to make my client interactions more professional and place me on equal footing with them in the negotiations.


I now see the value in what I have to offer

I now see the value in what I have to offer, and that comes across in my project estimations and pitches.

I have a clear understanding of what a typical project looks like from start to finish, so I feel more in control of the process than I used to be.

Before when I would get an inquiry email from a client, I'd begin by panicking. But that isn’t my focus anymore. I just jump into action, because I no longer feel like a hobbyist.

In this Two Loves Studio student success story we get to learn about Tina’s journey and how she was completely unsure of how a food photography business worked before taking Food Photography Pro.

© Tina Dawson


My projects have been 100% profitable now

I now factor in all associated costs + remember to actually pay myself too. I have also effectively diversified my income streams, putting me better in charge of my earnings.

The first module of FPP was my absolute favorite. It was exactly what I signed up for, and it was delivered.

I also enjoyed the live calls - not only was it a great chance to talk to Rachel and get questions answered.

It was also wonderful to learn from the experiences of other students scattered around the world.


In this Two Loves Studio student success story we get to learn about Tina’s journey and how she was completely unsure of how a food photography business worked before taking Food Photography Pro.

© Tina Dawson


My new found confidence makes me extremely proud of myself.

Every time I send out a project proposal or an estimation, I now have that 'I got this' feeling. 6 months ago, I'd sit on those numbers for days and change it 50 times.

Just that new found confidence makes me extremely proud! Not second-guessing yourself is a game changer and a time saver.

FPP was perfect for me because it deals with the business end of photography, the part I had absolutely no clue about. Learning to take photos was one thing.

Knowing what to charge for them was a whole other mountain.

I wanted to learn about pricing, contracts, licensing and the different revenue streams in order to hit my target income goals at the end of each year and unlike photography, I couldn't just Google that information.


In this Two Loves Studio student success story we get to learn about Tina’s journey and how she was completely unsure of how a food photography business worked before taking Food Photography Pro.

©Tina Dawson


I now look forward to being a professional photographer

I now look forward to being a professional photographer - something I can now confidently tell people that I am.

Three things I can honestly say I am walking away with after going through FPP is Confidence, Control and Commissions


In this Two Loves Studio student success story we get to learn about Tina’s journey and how she was completely unsure of how a food photography business worked before taking Food Photography Pro.

© Tina Dawson


In this Two Loves Studio student success story we get to learn about Tina’s journey and how she was completely unsure of how a food photography business worked before taking Food Photography Pro.

© Tina Dawson


Where To Find Tina Online

Tina is a food blogger, photographer, and stylist specializing in moody food photography, visual storytelling and elevated outdoor tablescapes.

When she’s not behind the camera, Tina enjoys writing passionate pieces to enable social change. Plant-based since 2018.

Website, Portfolio or Blog: https://loveisinmytummy.com/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/loveisinmytummy/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/loveisinmytummy/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/loveisinmytummy/



In this Two Loves Studio student success story we get to learn about Tina’s journey and how she was completely unsure of how a food photography business worked before taking Food Photography Pro.